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Gophers trail SCSU in WCHA race with two weeks remaining

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The Western Collegiate Hockey Association's race to win the MacNaughton Cup is down to the final two weeks of the regular season.

St. Cloud State still leads the conference with 33 points. Minnesota is close behind with 31 points. Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota are tied with 30 points and Minnesota State still has an outside chance with 29 points.

SCSU's schedule rounds out with Michigan Tech at home and Wisconsin on the road. The Gophers host Denver and play at Bemidji State. Preview the rest of the WCHA games here.

Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune believes SCSU is poised to win it's first WCHA title.

Minnesota is still the highest ranked WCHA team in the USCHO.com poll. The Gophers came in at No. 2 for a third consecutive week. North Dakota is ranked sixth, St. Cloud State seventh and Minnesota State ninth.

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